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Back to school in the Netherlands

If you’ve visited the Netherlands in late August, you’ll no doubt have noticed the countless posters and banners proclaiming: ‘De scholen zijn weer begonnen’ (which roughly translates as ‘Back to … Continue reading

28/08/2015 · 4 Comments

Dutch bike culture promotes higher life expectancy

The Netherlands is a world-renowned nation of cyclists – but did you know that their penchant for cycling also helps Dutch people to live longer? Time to get on your … Continue reading

21/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Dutch flower parades: fun for all the family!

The Netherlands is a global leader in flowers, plants and bulbs – a fact that Dutch flower growers and exporters are rightly proud of. To show off their beautiful handiwork, … Continue reading

14/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Cola – the most popular soft drink in the Netherlands

If you were to believe the typical Dutch stereotype, then milk or karnemelk (buttermilk) would easily be the most popular drinks in the Netherlands. Yet, nothing could be further from … Continue reading

24/07/2015 · 1 Comment

Searching for original gift ideas? Give something typically Dutch!

Searching for an original gift idea for Dutch family and friends who are living abroad? Or perhaps you simply wish to share your love of the Netherlands with others? No … Continue reading

17/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Make the most of summer with typical Dutch board games!

If there’s one thing that most parents dread, it’s their children getting bored during the long summer holidays, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Unfortunately the … Continue reading

10/07/2015 · 1 Comment

Typical Dutch children’s games

Spring has finally sprung, which means that the kids can finally play outside in the fresh air once more. Want to discover which Dutch children’s games have been popular in the Netherlands … Continue reading

15/05/2015 · 1 Comment